Move over zoodles: There’s a new low-carb alternative in town. Cauliflower rice is the latest fad amongst health food nuts, and for good reason. Not only is it beloved by those following the Paleo diet, it’s also super easy to make—essentially just toss a head of cauliflower in the food processor and pulse—and it’s a great way to lighten up all manner of meals from grain bowls to salads to enchiladas!
For those who prefer to minimize their time in the kitchen, Trader Joe’s is actually selling pre-packaged cauliflower rice, and it’s become so popular that the grocery retailer is rationing sales of the bags to two per customer at select locations.
Read on for a few of our favorite ways to serve cauliflower rice.
Fried Cauliflower Rice With Asparagus & Egg
A delicious and fast breakfast or lunch, this recipe for fried cauliflower rice is packed with fresh spring vegetables like asparagus, leek, and onion. A runny poached egg makes a delightful sauce for this grain-style bowl.
Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh
A tasty spin on Mediterranean vegetarian dish tabbouleh, this recipe swaps bulgar with cauliflower rice, making this lemon herb salad gluten-free and paleo-friendly. With lots of fresh parsley and lemon juice, it’s bright, light, simple, and fresh.
Easy Shrimp Paella With Turmeric Cauliflower Rice
Spain’s paella is a vibrant, flavor-packed dish consisting of seafood, chicken, sausage, or vegetables over yellow rice, seasoned with saffron and other spices. Cooked in a large pan, it’s a total crowd-pleaser and perfect for large gatherings. This shrimp paella recipe takes a Paleo spin on the classic dish, swapping in cauliflower rice for traditional yellow rice.
Cauliflower Rice Skillet With Zucchini and Kielbasa
A hearty yet low-carb dinner, this cauliflower rice skillet with zucchini and kielbasa is perfect for a weeknight, as it’s a one-pot meal. Better yet it’s a great way to use up leftovers. You can use whatever vegetables you have on hand; Asparagus, carrots, or even squash would be delicious here!
Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup
A nutritious meal-in-a-bowl, this curried cauliflower rice soup is as good for you as it looks. Made with kale, carrots, red onion, and lots of spices, as well as coconut or almond milk, it’s an easy Paleo, vegan, and Whole30 recipe that you’ll want to make again and again.
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